refreshing raspberry lemonade

raspberry lemonade

I’ve made so many versions of raspberry lemonade this summer trying to find the perfect balance of tart and sweet. I like a lot of raspberry flavor yet still want it to taste like lemon-ade. All were good but none were exactly right.

raspberries

I finally settled on this one. It’s not quite sour enough for Kylie and not quite sweet enough for Alan, which to me meant I’d finally found the right mix for us (since the rest of us thought it was perfect). I love the balance of tart and sweet here and it’s so refreshing when the temperatures rise above 90. If you like, add just 3/4 cup of the simple syrup, then taste and add the rest if you want it sweeter.

raspberry lemonade

homemade raspberry lemonade

Comments

  1. says

    Mmmm, this sounds so good right now. We’re in the middle of a heat-wave and this would be a perfect refreshing drink to cool off in the afternoon. Also, I love those mason jar lids! I’ve almost bought them once or twice but talked myself out of it. Next time I see them, I’m getting them!

  2. Kati Mora, MS, RD, Kellogg's FiberPlus(R) Wellness Advocate says

    This does look refreshing! And raspberries are one of my favorite fiber-licious summertime treats! I can’t wait to try this!

  3. says

    I’ve never had raspberry lemonade. But lemon is one of my favorite flavors, so I’m in. And I always have simple sugar made up in the refrigerator, so I’m good to go!

  4. says

    Such a vibrant shade of red! Quite the little minx, that raspberry. :) This is exactly what I crave on humid evenings.

    Where did you find those adorbs lidded mason jar glasses?

  5. Carlene RD @ Carlene's Figments says

    YUM! We are definitely out of raspberries on the property now, but I’m saving this for next summer.

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